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Proverbs 22:14

    Proverbs 22:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: He that is abhorred of Jehovah shall fall therein.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The mouth of strange women is a deep hole: he with whom the Lord is angry will go down into it.

    Webster's Revision

    The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: He that is abhorred of Jehovah shall fall therein.

    World English Bible

    The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit: he who is under Yahweh's wrath will fall into it.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 22:14

    The mouth of strange women is a deep pit - In Proverbs 23:27, he says, A whore is a Deep Ditch:, oud a strange woman is a Narrow Pit.

    The allusions in these three places are too plain to be misunderstood.

    Virgil's hell has been adduced in illustration: -

    - Sate sanguine Divum,

    Tros Anchisiade, facilis decensus Averni;

    Noctes atque dies patet atri janua Ditis:

    Sed revocare gradum, superasque evadere ad auras,

    Hoc Opus, hic Labor est.

    Pauci quos aequus amavit

    Jupiter, aut ardens evexit ad aethera virtus,

    Dis geniti potuere.

    Virg. Aen, lib. vi., ver. 125.

    "O glorious prince of brave Anchises' line!

    Great godlike hero! sprung from seed divine,

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    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 22:14

    The fall of the man into the snare of the harlot seems to be the consequence of the abhorrence or wrath of Yahweh. That abhorrence is, however, the result of previous evil. The man is left to himself, and sin becomes the penalty of sin.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 22:14

    22:14 The mouth - Her fair and flattering speeches.